UM Host Departments

J-1 Scholars

The University of Miami (UM) is the sponsor of the Exchange Visitor Program P-1-00212, which is administered by the Department of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Through the University's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, academic departments can bring qualified participants to UM departments to engage in nonclinical research, teaching, consultation, and long-term observation under the supervision of a UM faculty member. The University is authorized to sponsor exchange visitors in five program categories: professor, research scholar, short-term scholar, specialist, and student. Students will not be discussed here. The University of Miami refers to participants in these program categories as "international scholars." 

For your convenience and information, ISSS has created manuals geared specifically towards explaining to UM academic departments the various procedures for bringing international scholars/exchange visitors to your department and hosting them here:

If you have any questions regarding the University of Miami's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, please contact Claudia Zitzmann, Director, International Scholar Services, at or at 305-284-2932.

University of Miami Exchange Visitor Program Policy and Procedure Coral Gables and RSMAS Campuses

University of Miami Exchange Visitor Program Policy and Procedure Medical Campus